Buke & Gass – Live @ Johnny Brenda’s

This past Friday tUnE-yArDs was in Philadelphia for a long-sold out performance at Johnny Brenda’s. However, it was openers, Buke & Gass, who provided the evening’s most impressive performance. The Brooklyn duo kicked off the evening of musical subversions armed with their self-crafted buke (a six string, what-was-once-a-baritone ukulele) and gass (a guitar-bass hybrid) and a bevy of leg-strapped percussion. About half an hour of their tunes (which sound remarkably like straight-ahead 90s alt rock) and they had the whole of the crowd participating in their charming musical anti-spectacle. – Izzy Cihak